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vegan "fast food"

I'm still a fairly new vegan, though as much as I love cooking, I don't have time for it with class, work, etc. Where and what do you guys get on the go when your getting hungry?

Moe's Southwest Grill or Qdoba - I'm a burrito addict.
Thats the only fast food I'll do (if thats what you mean by fast food...) - sometimes Subway if we're in a pinch.  

eta:  By the way, welcome to VegWeb!

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Here's a link to the Vegan Eating Out guide - I'm sure it'll help ya out!
http://www.veganeatingout.com/

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If we are out/traveling, and don't have any other places, we go to Taco bell (bean burrito no cheese), or subway. Taco Bell has a few other options you can get, also.

Otherwise, you can just start packing snacks and small meals!

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I second taco bell and qdoba.  qdoba is pretty filling.  I find subway to be lacking.  I figure if I'm planning on just eating lettuce and pickles on bread, i'll just plan ahead and pack my own darn sandwich. When you do cook, make leftovers either of whole dishes or of components, so you have quick meals ready for later.

Ex:  I took 30 mins to bake some tofu and cook some rice the other night because we were having stirfry.  I seasoned 1/2 the tofu for that nights dinner, and left the other 1/2 pretty plain.

We ended up having stir fry for that night, then we had leftover rice to use in a quick bean and rice dish, and tofu cutlets left to shove into a quick sandwich or wrap. 

I also made a 30 min lentil veggie stew that made enough for 2 people, leftovers, and 2 more meals worth that I froze for later. 

I find that while fast food is still an option, it always leaves me hungry, so i just make sure we have something quick to throw together just in case.  When we first tried going vegan about a year ago we fell back to being carnivores in no time because of the convenience of grabbing a burger when we got so hungry. Just make sure you stick to your guns and try to plan when possible =-)

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sushi places also. at the grocery stores here you can get veggie sushi in the deli. YUM. a lot of chinese places have veggie food for take out. pizza without cheese on it also is good if you want that.

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My quick fixes: Amy's (in the freezer section, lots of vegan options), Taco Bell, supermarket nori rolls, pb & j, tofurky sandwich, soup

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What about Chipotle?  The veg burrito bowl with no cheese, yummy  (BTW, *wave* hi, I am new  :) )

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TACO BELL RULEZ!!!!!  :)>>>

My fave: 7 layer burrito (no cheese, no sour cream), bean and cheese burrito (no cheese)... i am hungry just typing about it! You can also get nachos with beans, guac, jalapenos, tomatos. Oh ya and the Crunch Wrap Supreme with beans instead of meat and guac instead of sour cream and no cheese... seriously vegan heaven!

Also subway veggie delight sandwich (only italian bread is vegan, no cheese, no mayo)

Hopefully u have some vegan restaurants in ur area as well... google it! i am super fortunate to have tonz here... good luck!

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i like  fadst food very mach :D

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sushi places also. at the grocery stores here you can get veggie sushi in the deli. YUM. a lot of chinese places have veggie food for take out. pizza without cheese on it also is good if you want that.

You have to be careful with the pizza though b/c I used to work at a pizza place and we put parm cheese in the sauce so be sure you ask.

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also a lot of pizza dough contains animal products... pizza hut u can only have the thin crust... papa johns u can have the original crust and pan i believe but not the thin, domino's can't have any crust :(

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I can't help with local stuff as I'm Australian,  but most un-chain burger and fast food places do veggie burgers.
Just go with no cheese and make sure to ask if they cook the veggie burgers with any animal products and explain that you're vegan.
The little stores generally help a lot more.

http://www.happycow.net/north_america/ has listings of HEAPS of vego and vegan restaurants and take-away stores.
It even has ones in my city!

Also, to save money, invest in some tupperware and make massive pots of soups/chilli/lentils/pasta etc in your free time and freeze portions. Take one every day and buy lunch it should of defrosted and you can heat it up... depending on whether or not there is a microwave near by and you don't mind using them...
Also, do the lunchbox thing and stock up on muesli(I think you call them "granola")bars, nuts, fruit and make salad rolls before you leave home.
This got me through a year of schooling on literally no income.

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domino's can't have any crust :(

that would be a lame pizza!

we're lucky here to have a pizza place owned by vegans and they have vegan cheese. yum. but yeah, everyone, check things out. should go without say's :)

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For fast food, I do a lot of bean burritos at home. I make up a ton of beans and even freeze some in small batches.
If I'm out and about, I will occasionally grab Quiznos or Subway (if I am desperate!!!)

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In Australia we have this fabulous (but rather small sadly) chain vegan/macrobiotic 'fast food' store called Iku. It's only found in a few locations but they make these fabulous rice balls! For $3 I grab one of these and am very full for a couple of hours.

I also second subway. Dominos in australia have vegan crusts, but dominos makes me feel very dirty and disgusting afterwards.. so I don't eat there anymore.

I'd imagine there would be alot of indian and chinese take away stores that have vegan options? Perhaps more Indian vegan options at least. I know it can be difficult trying to find a chinese takeout place that doesn't use fish or oyster sauce :(

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Panera has a vegan black bean soup and also vegetarian sandwich which is vegan without the feta. Both are very good.

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Subway, Wendy's baked potato (no sour cream), chinese take out..lomein,spring rolls,scallion pancakes(ask if it's vegan, some aren't) Uno's thin crust pizza with eggplant, onions and spinach. Taco bell...yummy

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Taco Bell Fresco Menu!

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veryone is suggesting Taco Bell, and more so their refried beans, which are still made with animal fat, yes? Back in the day (because I'm 80 years old apparently :P) when I was a soft-vegan/hard-vegetarian I wouldn't eat the refried beans from there because they were made with lard, have they changed this?

update!

Okay, I answered my own question, sorry!
I never would of thought to check out their site, who knew they even had one?! Thats pretty nifty.

And another question, how many of you are strict on sugar? It's pretty darn hard to x out the non-vegan white stuff, I noticed their tortillas have sugar but not their hard taco shells.
I'm letting sugar slide here and there when there isnt another option, I know, I suck :(
But I do try to avoid it in it's non-vegan forms, some things simlply aren't made with out it or in an alternative form, you talk a 4 year old down from something she wants!

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Panera has a vegan black bean soup and also vegetarian sandwich which is vegan without the feta. Both are very good.

Good to know! I've never been in Panera, but it's right by my work!

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